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by Eric from Aiea
September 11, 2006
Housed in the beautifully restored Tao Nan school building on Armenian street and the showcased Empress Place Building, the museum first opened in 1997, showing mostly Chinese civilisation items. The displays now are the cultures that make up Singapore and include the Peranakan cultural collections, Malay, Islamic, Hindu, and even Taoist items in its 11 galleries. Visitors will find the flat screens at the exhibits to be something of a great help.
The collections include acquisitions and artifacts that were inherited from the historic Southeast Asian collection of the former Raffles Museum. The museum features changing exhibits throughout the year. Often the special features can be found on their website or in different Singapore online guides.
From journal A Visit to Singapore
February 24, 2004
Admission to the museum is free after 6pm on Friday.
The Armenian Street branch is chiefly concerned with Peranakan culture and history.
From journal Singapore